Megabox shopping mall in Kowloon Bay. Photo: Google Maps

A 29-year-old Filipino domestic worker who was found guilty in January of taking an upskirt video of a woman in a Kowloon Bay mall a year and a half ago has applied to the Hong Kong High Court for leave to appeal his conviction.

Nelson San Juan was sentenced on January 4 at the Kwun Tong Magistrates’ court to three weeks in jail after he was found guilty of one charge of committing an act outraging public decency, sunwebhk.com reported.

The magistrate had relied on the testimony of a police officer who had tailed San Juan in the Megabox shopping mall in Kowloon Bay on December 21, 2016, after seeing him suspiciously following an unnamed woman up two flights of escalators.

San Juan cited as one of his grounds for appeal the magistrate’s alleged “misunderstanding of evidence that resulted in an error in judgment.”

But Judge Verina Bokhary noted that San Juan, who did not secure legal aid, had failed to include any documentary evidence in his appeal filed on June 15. The judge told the respondent prosecutor to confer with the applicant on his grounds for appeal and extended San Juan’s bail until further notice.

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